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A truly unique opportunity to explore one grape in infinite combinations of growing regions, winemaker styles, and food pairings...and discover your favorites!

Growing Regions

The taste of terroir, aromas and flavors from the grape depends upon where the grapes are grown. Elevation and exposure of the vineyard, soil density, and impact of the weather all play a role. Each region has its own distinct combination and we’ll walk you through them, exploring the traits that pop in your mouth!

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Resources

If you are looking for answers, we have assembled a library of resources to indulge your curiosity, explain the details, and expand how you experience Zinfandel.

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Heritage Vineyard Project

We gathered Zinfandel vines from many regions and ancient vineyards in California and planted them together in the Heritage Vineyard for preservation and research, in collaboration with UC Davis. And, the greatest benefit is the wine produced from this collection, made by a different winemaker each year. It's the ultimate definition of the influence of style and terroir.

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Recipes

Ask any Zinfandel winemaker and they’ll tell you they make wine to go with food, to be shared and paired with flavors and textures, enhancing the complex layers with each new dish. We’ll help you find the complementing flavors. Try them out, share them with friends, and send us your favorites!

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History

Humble beginnings brought the first vines to America by way of the Austrian Imperial Nursery in Vienna in 1829. We trace the grape from table to jug to fine wines poured at the White House.

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Image Gallery

Zinfandel and ZAPers are known for their photogenic attributes and we are happy to share...everything from historical photos to last week’s event!

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